North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. accusations indicating it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were “groundless slander” and warned of “serious consequences” for any possible retaliation against it. But at the same time, the isolated nation offered to prove its innocence by proposing a joint investigation into the incident with Washington—a move that Pyongyang knows the U.S. is not likely to take seriously.
The statement, which was attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesperson and carried by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency, is in response to President Obama’s statement on Friday that blamed North Korea for the hacking and the suggestion that the U.S. would retaliate. [Read more]
- North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion | Reuters
- N. Korea pitches collaboration with U.S. on Sony cyberattack | CNN
- Sony Defends Itself Against Criticism That It Bowed to Hackers’ Threats | New York Times
- What If North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony?: 4 Alternate Theories | New York Magazine
- Timeline: North Korea and the Sony Pictures hack | USA Today
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